Master Plan for Aging
About The Master Plan for Aging (MPA)
Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging (MPA). The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California.
The MPA was released on January 6th, 2021. It outlines five bold goals and twenty-three strategies to build a California for All Ages by 2030. To drive implementation, Agencies across the Administration have committed to 123 action-ready initiatives for implementation in 2021-2022. Visit the MPA website to view each of these initiatives; the Data Dashboard for Aging, which will track the MPA’s progress over ten years; and a Local Playbook to drive local age- and disability-friendly planning and action.
- Click to view the MPA Press Release
- Click to view to the MPA Press Conference with CHHS Secretary Ghaly and CDA Director McCoy Wade
- Visit the MPA website to view the plan, the Local Playbook, and the Data Dashboard for Aging
- Click to view the MPA Five Bold Goals Virtual Summit on January 13, 2021: Video Part ONE, Part TWO, Part THREE | Presentation | Transcript. This event was hosted by CHHS and CDA and featured State leaders, stakeholders and legislators for an overview of the MPA’s five goal areas and how we anticipate moving forward with implementation
Visit the Master Plan for Aging website for updates and progress reports.
Master Plan for Aging Public & Stakeholder Engagement
Building a CA for ALL Ages and Abilities Together
Six key stakeholder advisory committees advise on MPA implementation, providing recommendations to CalHSS and the Administration on matters of aging and disability services, programs, and policies. Meetings are open to the public and materials are available online. For more information, including meeting dates, please visit the stakeholder webpages below:
- Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Advisory Committee
- CA Aging & Disability Research Partnership
- CA Elder & Disability Justice Coordinating Council
- Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee
- Equity Advisory Committee on Aging and Disability
- Implementing the MPA in CA Together (IMPACT) Advisory Committee
In 2022, the CA Department of Aging hosted a Webinar Wednesdays series to highlight key strategies of the Master Plan for Aging (MPA) and to inform the development of MPA’s 2023-2024 initiatives. These webinars were an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to provide valuable input into MPA implementation, as well as share best practices, key considerations, challenges, and opportunities.
Each webinar featured aging and disability leaders for an in-depth discussion, including time for Q&A with the audience.
June 8, 2022: Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Focus
A discussion on Challenges, Opportunities, and Equity in Alzheimer’s Care & Delivery Service with:
- Corinne Eldridge, President & CEO, Center for Caregiver Advancement
- Darrick Lam, President & CEO, ACC Senior Services and Vice Chair, CA Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Advisory Committee
- Andrea Robert, Member, CA Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Advisory Committee
- Natasha Stevens, Health Education Program Coordinator, Placer County Healthy Brain Initiative
- Edie Yau, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association
May 4, 2022 Advancing Age-Inclusive Health Systems
This webinar highlighted best practices and opportunities for strengthening health systems to make them more age -inclusive.
Moderator: Sarah Steenhausen, CA Department of Aging
Presenters and Panelists: Zia Agha, MD, West Health Institute; Gretchen Alkema, PhD, The SCAN Foundation; Janet Frank, DrPH, California Commission on Aging; Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, Former CEO of the American Geriatric Society; and Laura Mosqueda, MD, Keck School of Medicine, USC.
April 6, 2022: Reimagining Nursing Homes: Emerging Federal and State Opportunities
California has an opportunity to reframe and reform how services are delivered to residents of its nursing homes. This webinar includes an overview of emerging federal and state initiatives related to nursing home reform, followed by an in-depth discussion with panelists representing consumer advocates, LTC Ombudsmen, family caregivers, and providers.
Moderator: Sarah Steenhausen, California Department of Aging
Presenters and Panelists: Blanca Castro, California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman; Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging; Heather Craig, Executive Director, Eskaton Care Center, Greenhaven; Nicole Howell, Executive Director, Empowered Aging & 2021-22 Health and Aging Policy Fellow; Holly Lewis, Caregiver & Advocate
March 9th, 2022: CalAIM Community Supports: Leveraging Aging and Disability Partnerships
California’s Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative offers new opportunities to partner with Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans to expand capacity for the delivery of community supports to older adults and people with disabilities. A panel of experts share best practices and considerations for success.
Moderator: Sarita Mohanty, The SCAN Foundation
Panelists: Michael Costa, Executive Director, California Association of Area Agencies on Aging (C4A); Eli Gelardin, CEO, Marin Center for Independent Living and Chair, CA ADRC Advisory Committee; Ben Jauregui, Manager, Behavioral Health & Care Management Support Services, Inland Empire Health Plan; Kristie Kulinski, Team Lead, Office of Network Advancement, Administration for Community Living; Anwar Zouheid, Vice President, Partners in Care Foundation
February 1, 2022: Advancements in California’s Direct Care Workforce
CDA, on behalf of CalHHS, together with LWDA, hosted a webinar to share with our stakeholders the historic budget investments in California’s direct care workforce. Representatives from both agencies currently implementing workforce initiatives presented progress on the efforts underway to recruit, train, and compensate California’s direct care workforce.
Master Plan for Aging Implementation & Oversight
The Implementing the Master Plan for Aging in CA Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency on the implementation of the Master Plan for Aging, focusing on accountability, outcomes, and continuous improvement towards the Plan’s five bold goals for 2030.
The Master Plan for Aging outlines five bold goals and twenty-three strategies to build a California for All Ages by 2030. To drive implementation, Agencies across the Administration have committed to 123 action-ready initiatives for implementation in 2021-2022. Visit the MPA website to view each of these initiatives. The MPA’s progress will be tracked over ten years using the Data Dashboard for Aging, which was created in alignment with the Master Plan.
Policies, programs, and partnerships that advance specific MPA initiatives and goals will continue to be led by the respective agencies & departments, stakeholders, legislators, and partners. Examples of key stakeholder committees for MPA success include, among others, the CHHS Disability and Aging Community Living Advisory Committee (Initiative 43), CHHS Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee (Initiative 67), CDA Equity in Aging Advisory Committee (Initiative 80), CDA Aging and Disability Resource Connections Advisory Committee (Initiative 98), and the California Commission on Aging.
There are also new stakeholder forums in formation per the MPA, including the Direct Care Workforce Solutions Table (Initiative 111) and the Elder & Disability Justice Coordinating Council (Initiative 93).
Additionally, there are a range of ongoing and emerging stakeholder work groups addressing priorities for older adults and adults with disabilities. For example, nursing home and congregate care (covering multiple initiatives), strengthening aging hubs/Area Agency on Aging leadership structures (initiative 101), and building university research partnerships (Initiative 102), among others.
For information about any of these workgroups and engagement opportunities, send an email to Engage@aging.ca.gov.
For specific Agency or Department stakeholder engagement opportunities related to aging and disability, please contact the lead Agency or Department directly (or email Engage@aging.ca.gov for assistance).
On July 1st, 2021, the Implementing the MPA in California Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Committee was announced, with membership representing diverse areas of expertise and experience in aging, disability, and racial justice programs, operations, services, and policy. This committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency on the implementation of the Master Plan for Aging, focusing on accountability, outcomes, and continuous improvement towards the Plan’s five bold goals for 2030.
IMPACT Stakeholder Committee Membership:
- Eric Dowdy, MPPA, Vice President of Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California & Northern Nevada chapter
- Eric Harris, JD, Disability Rights California
- Nancy McPherson, MPA, State Director, AARP California
- Sarita Mohanty, MD, MPH, MBA, President & CEO, The SCAN Foundation
- Doug Moore, Executive Director, United Domestic Workers Association
- Sharon Nevins, LCSW, MPA, Director, Department of Aging & Adult Services, San Bernardino County
- Linda Nguy, MPP, MBA, Associate Director of Policy Advocacy, Western Center on Law and Poverty
- Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, Justice in Aging
- Kiran Savage-Sangwan, MPA, Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
- Kathleen Sullivan, PhD, Executive Director, Openhouse
- Fernando Torres- Gil, PhD, MSW, Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy and Director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging at University of California- Los Angeles
Learn more about the IMPACT Committee’s purpose, background, and operations.
The IMPACT Stakeholder Committee will meet on the below dates in 2024. All meetings are held virtually and open to the public. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting and Closed Captioning are provided. Meeting slide presentations, transcripts, video recordings, and any other meeting materials are posted under the Past IMPACT Meeting Materials tab following each meeting.
The 2024 IMPACT Stakeholder Committee meeting dates are as follows:
- January 25, 2024 10:00AM to 12:00PM
- April 25, 2024 10:00AM to 12:00PM
- July 25, 2024 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Past Meeting Materials
September 26, 2023
- Meeting Presentation
- Meeting Recording
- Meeting Transcript
- For information on the Mental Health Services Act Modernization – please see:
September 22, 2023 informational webinar on SB 326 and AB 531 – California’s Behavioral Health System Reform Package
May 23rd, 2023
- IMPACT Committee Report: Master Plan for Aging’s Year 2 In Review
- Meeting Recording
- Meeting Presentation
January 24, 2023
October 11, 2022
July 12, 2022
April 19, 2022
- Meeting Agenda
- Meeting Recording
- IMPACT Stakeholder Committee Report: MPA’s Year One in Review
January 18, 2022
October 19, 2021
- Meeting Agenda
- Meeting Presentation
- Meeting Recording
- Meeting Transcript
- MPA Budget Summary
- MPA Chaptered Legislation Report
July 14, 2021
CA Aging & Disability Research Partnership (CADRP)
On January 6th, 2021, Governor Newsom released the Master Plan for Aging (MPA), outlining five bold goals for 2030 and over 100 action-ready initiatives for implementation in 2021-2022. MPA Initiative 102 calls for the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) to “facilitate a nation-leading research partnership on aging with California’s universities.” This initiative is consistent with the MPA Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Research Subcommittee’s Research Agenda Recommendations.
Accordingly, the California Department of Aging (CDA), in collaboration with the Center for Data Insights & Innovation (CDII) and other departments within the California Health & Human Services Agency, has established the California Aging and Disability Research Partnership (CADRP) comprised of experts in aging and disability research from leading academic institutions, state government, and philanthropy.
The primary purpose of the Partnership is as follows:
- Advance age- and disability-focused research to strengthen the evidence base for promoting equitable opportunities for Californians to thrive as they age;
- Provide input on key performance indicators and data sources to inform MPA Outcomes Reports and the Data Dashboard for Aging; and
- Model a research partnership between California state government and academic institutions focused on using data for action and equity that can be replicated across other CalHHS person-centered, data-driven priorities.
The following departments within California Health and Human Services Agency are invited to delegate ex-oficio members to serve on the Partnership:
- Center for Data Insights & Innovation (CDII
- Department of Aging (CDA)
- Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
- Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
- Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- Department of Social Services (CDSS)
The CA Aging and Disability Research Partnership meetings are held virtually and open to the public. Please send requests for American Sign Language interpretation to Engage@aging.ca.gov at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
Slides, video recordings, and transcripts are posted under the Past CADRP Meeting Materials tab following the each meeting.
The 2024 CADRP meeting dates are as follows:
- January 19, 2024 10:00AM – 12:00PM
- April 19, 2024 10:00AM – 12:00PM
- July 19, 2024 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Equity Advisory Committee on Aging and Disability (EACAD)
The purpose of the Equity Advisory Committee on Aging and Disability (EACAD) is to advise the Administration on the implementation of the MPA, as well as the CA Department of Aging on the planning and implementation of aging and disability programs, services, data collection, and staff development. Learn more about the background and purpose of the EACAD.
See a complete list of the Equity Advisory Committee on Aging & Disability stakeholder members.
The Equity Advisory Committee on Aging & Disability (EACAD) holds three (3) meetings per calendar year. Meetings are held virtually and open to the public. American Sign Language (ASL) and Closed Captioning are provided. Meeting agendas are posted here in advance of each meeting. Meeting slide presentations, transcripts, video recordings, and any other meeting materials are posted under the Past EACAD Meeting Materials tab following each meeting.
The 2024 EACAD meeting dates are as follows:
- January 11, 2024 10:00AM to 12:00PM
- April 11, 2024 10:00AM to 12:00PM
- July 11, 2024 10:00AM to 12:00PM
September 14th, 2023
May 18th, 2023
January 12th, 2023
MPA Development: Stakeholder & Public Engagement
The Master Plan for Aging was developed between June 2019 and December 2020. Stakeholders and the public played key roles in shaping this plan that will guide California in building a state for ALL ages. The Together We EngAGE campaign collected input from the public and our stakeholders via meetings, community and legislative roundtables, surveys, emails, summits, and Webinar Wednesdays. From July 10 -24th, 2020, the California Department of Aging collected input specifically on how COVID-19 has affected the lives of Californians and how these lessons learned should inform the Master Plan.
To view the Public Engagement activities, including the recordings of Webinar Wednesdays, please visit the Master Plan for Aging Public Engagement Activities and the Stakeholder & Public Feedback pages.
MPA Development: Stakeholder Advisory Committees & Subcommittees
The Governor’s Executive Order called for the creation of a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a Long-Term Services & Supports Subcommittee, and a Research Subcommittee. In early 2020, the SAC determined a need for an advisory body that would ensure that an equity-lens is applied to the SAC’s recommendations to the Administration. The Equity Work Group formed and began meeting in February 2020. Each of these committees’’ meetings were open to the public and public comment was encouraged.
For more information about these committees and their recommendations to the Master Plan for Aging, please visit the MPA Stakeholder Advisory Committees Page.